You can apply for most of the benefits mentioned in this section online. If you can't use a computer at all, or have reading or learning difficulties, call us on 0191 433 4646.
The government has announced a package of additional support for some people on benefits and for those in receipt of Council Tax Support and more information about this will be available soon.
The Department of Work and Pensions have published some advice about coronavirus and claiming benefits. You can view this on the Universal Credit website.
You must tell us about any changes in your circumstances that have happened since you applied, or while you've been receiving benefit. If you or your partner is approaching state pension age then please read our Housing Benefit guidance for mixed age couples.